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 (f{  0  *&������&"  j^ptm^' ,  VHHIP-''f ���������������������������������������������MiMMi'MMl ���������������������.������������wm.m������i������umiw|tiji,.,Ei������rir������ir.CT imi\gjirrma.-jn,  With which is incorporated "The Huntingdon Star"  Vol. XIII., No. 16  4JBB0TSF0RD. B, C.   FRIDAY,   FEBRUARY 9,   1917  ���������^���������gg^S       $1.00 per Year  9  Vol.  Our Goods are the Best  f=^\Sy,  mvini  Men's Tweed Pants, $1.90, $2.25, $3.50 and  a pair.     "  Boys' Short Pants, Sizes up to 32  At per pair $1.00, $1.25 and'   Men's Overalls Blue, Black & Khaki.  Carhartt's Stripped Bib.Overalls, pr  S  WHAT'S  DOING'  AROUND TOWN  !{���������������:.'���������������������������������>IjUTJONS OS*1 3S.-V'i.'S(L>i;i CUt'S,  FIKH L\ 31IRSIO.V CITY  Al*. t.lio las!  council,   'lie  meeting 'of'I lie Mafsqui  I'o 1! c win g     rf-:-:*.*. u:io n <i  White Flannelette a.yd, 15c, 20c and.  A new stock of crochet cotton, Silkine,.Mercerized crochet cotton in white, etc., dome  fasteners etc.  Ladies Black Cotton Stockings, a pr . .20c  Ladies Summer Vests a pair 25c and . ..35c,  Choice Fresh Groceries always   in   stock.  Golden Loaf Flour makes good Bread.  Our Price is lowest.  Tlio people of Abbots lord congratulate Mr. and Mrs. Charles HI 11-Ton I.  on the birth of their son on Sunday  February <!Ui.  Master D. Fraser will be welcomed  home  by- l.hcir  friends  this   week.  Miss J. Anderson and Miss A. Mc-  Crinunon are visitors in Belllnghum.  Mrs. J. 'L. Campbell was a visitor  to Vancouver this week.  Mr. Mains wlio has been quite ill  for some time but is now."well again  for which his manyf 'riends will bo  glad.  I     Pte. W. Wallace was home for the  week-end. ^ ,  The Abbotsford Honor Roll lias,  now 114 names.  MARRIED���������On Wednesday after-  non at 3 o'clock at the Manse, Mr.  Partlow and Miss Weatherby of Huntingdon, B. C.  Mrs. Fraser and Mrs. Thomas of  Abbotsford and Mrs. Phinney of  Clayburn are in the city to attend the  anual meeting of.-the Westminster  Presbyterian W. M. S. today.���������World  Mrs. J. L. Campbell of Abbotsl'orl  and Mrs, J. L. Miller,, of Clayburn,  avIio are intown to attend the annual  meeting of the Westminster Presby-  terial, are guests of Mrs. J. S. Gordon, Shaughnessy Heights.���������Province  /c>!  hO(\'.  Eraly,.Monday morning tlie Abbott  block   at   the  corner  of  Washington  and 'James street, was burned to tho  ground, the Mission Hardware Coin-,  pany losing all  their valuable stock.  The fire originated in the back part  of  tho  building apparently and   was  one  of   the  hottest  iires  in  Mission  | City,   and   there  have  been   several  i during the past year.    The ammunit-  i when   the   lire   reached   it  near   tlw.  wcr  r'mnncy-Aish that the bills pres-  "nled for pa/men***, and signed by i ho  cli'iiriviau of i.ho iinance commit'.e'.' bo  pa'-ist-'d f.s'read and cheques his* <"d  Wiv i i;e same.  T'hinnpy-Aisli that Coun, iIohi,n-.U������r  be g varied an' appropriation of i-*i 00  for ["eneral repairs in Wa-rd'I.  Pl*.i*:i.ney-Aish that Copn. Mclandor j front of the building cause d. .lite a'*?  be authorized to purchase three new ! excitement. The adjoining buildings  S'..'if i.-or?. j were all saved, it being a calm; wet  A.u'h-Phinney that Coun. Meia.*idpiy night. The stock and building were  bo e.uli'.orized to call for tenders for-. insured.  the   following  work:   1st;   Stumping j   and  grading about  20  chains ot the!   LeFEL'VRfi   APPOINTED   CliKHK  ('loarbrok   road   north  fro m Pop mi  school; 2nd: Stumping and grading  35 chains of the TjcFeuvre rood along  scctionC, Tp. 13; 3rd: Slashing, logging, slumping and grading about 2 0 j  chains on the Huntingdon road be- ���������  tween Sections J   and 2, Tp.  'i .'���������?. *  Melander-Aish that Coun. Phinney!  hae an appropriation of $30 0 for,Bell |  road $200 for the Hallert road, $1;>0 !  for the Township Line road east and  $20 0  for general repairs.  Melander-Phinney that 6 5 cases  of stumping powder be purchased  through the Matsqui Institute.  Phinney-Owen that Coun.  Aish. l>n'  appointed to . meet    the    Chilliwack  At the last meeting of the Matsqui  council Mr. John LcFeuvre was- appointed clerk rfo Matsqui municipality. There were four applicants for  the job: Percy B. Brown, Percy Taylor, James Stevenson a fid John LcFeuvre.  I  council delegates regarding the pro-  Why, is -,a..kissvI-S*Le..a .rumor?    ,F>e-i posed .change, of, the control  of  the  cause it passes from mouth to mouth.! dyke in place of ex-Coun.  IDlliott.  Melander-Phinney    that*   Wiillam  (Prom the Fraser Valley Record  Corporal Fred PI urn ridge is  erpected to arrive in Mission on .  next Sunday morning's train.  Quite a large number of returned soldiers will be on the same  train.  Dont forget the Pancake social on  the 20th. . '  What kind of sweetmeats did they  have in the ark? Preserved pairs  (pears).  In what part of the world do they  ring the bells, (belles) ? At the altar.  Gazley Block  ABBOTSFORD, B. C.  Why should a perfumer be a good  editor? Because he makes elegant  extracts.  STANDING ARMY OF U. S.  / Now that the   United   States  looks like war it might not be  uninteresting to see how prepared the United States is for  war.  The Army Act of 1916���������By  the Act of Congress of June 3,  1916, the army was increased  from a peace strength of approximately 100,000 to about  208,000; but the total increase  301,920, being made in five  equal increments beginning  June 30, 1916. Under this Act  the army of the U. S. shall consist of the regular army.the volunteer army, the officers reserve  corps, the enlisted reserve corps  the national guard while in the  service of the United States.and  such other land forces as are  nom or may hereafter be authorized by law.  The regular army, including  Fate in Store For Orkney and  Shetland  Kaiser Bargaining With Norway For  Redemption of Islands.  The following bit of imaginative  writing appears in an American jour-:  nal.���������Away back in 1469, the King  of Norway was in need of cash and  pawned the Orkney and Shetland Islands to the then King of Scotland  for 60,000 florins. Kaiser Wilhelm  wants the islands for a naval base,  and is bargaining with Norway for  the equity of redemption. Maybe if  he buys them he will settle down  there after the war. Anyway, if  compound interest is to be paid on  the 60,000 florins that Norway raised  the price will run to about ������20,000,-  000.  When can it be said that a bed is  not a bed? When it is a little buggy-  How do girls show their dislike to  moustaches? By setting their facets  against them.  Taylor be appointed municipal engineer under the Ditches and Water  Courses Act for the year 1917.  Coun. Phinney gave notice that he  would introduce at the next meeting  a bylaw for establishing''the Clayburn  Straiton road.  Couu. Melander gave notice that he  would introduce a bylaw to cancel a I  portion   of   the   Mt.   Lehman   Trunk :  road and also a bylaw to gazette    a j  diversion of said road in place of the  cancelled portion.  What is it you should keep  after  riving it to another?     Your word.  Why is a washerwoman like a navigator? Because she spreads her  sheets', crosses the lines and goes  from pole to pole.  A  social  will  be held in the resi-  j deuce of Mr. J. F. Boyd Tuesday ev-  ioning February 13th in behalf of the  "~" " '-People's  Prohibition  movement.  Re-  When isa ship said to be in love? [ froshmehts, Programme and  collect-  "*"'"  j011.  When   does   a  man   weigh   twenty  hundred  pounds? When   lie   is a  simple-ton.  FOR SALE���������Cheap for Cash1  or trade: 6-hole range, small  cooking stove, bed springs,  lawn mower, garden tools, etc.  J. E. PARTON.  When she is tender to man-of-war,  Why is a pig the most wonderful  animal in the barn-yard? Beacuse iY  is first killed then cured.  What is the most useful thing  the long run?    Breath.  m  Mr. Gourlay of ''Nicomen Island lost about 24 head of cattle last v/eek. They went out  on the ice to drink as usual and  the ice gave away.  ' Insist on getting Sunnyside  Jam from your Grocer. It is  absolutely pure and has that  dcliciously fresh flavor retained  only in kilcLen made preserves.  SUNS i" SIDE  FRUIT FAKM  Phone 2213  Halzic, B. C.  WATER NOTICE  Diversion and Use  TAKE NOTICE that the Abbotsford Timber and Trading Co., Limited  whose address is Abbotsford, B. C,  will apply for a licence to regulate  the existing organizations shall.the level of the water of a lake on  consist of 64 regiments of   in-! -frt 9j Sectfonp J,6 a������d 21. ;m Town-  rantry; 25 regiments of cavalry' slll������ 16; ea3t ot ^ Coas  ���������n-  21 regiments of field aittllery;^  the coast artillery; the brigade itate tlle floating of logs>  division, army corps, and army (    This notice was   posted   on   the  SUlar affairs; the militia bureau ground on the 10th "day .of. January,  ments and troops; general staff 1917.  corps;     adjutant-general's    de-       A copy of this notice and an ap-  partment;    inspector-general's:?"^  1 +,-.,������������������+.        wirrrt    nHrnnoin    Water Act,  1914    will be filed in  department;      judge - advocate the offlce of' the Water Recorder at  general's department; quarter- New -Westminster, b. c  master corps; medical depart- objections to the application may  ment; corps of engineers; ord- bo filed with the said water Record-  nance department; signal corps jer, or with the Comptroller of Water  the officers of the bureau of ill-! Rights, Parliament Buildings, Victor-  sular acairs; the militia bureau ia- B- c., within thirty days after the  the detached officers, the detach  ed  non-commissioned  officers,  (Continued on Page Two)  teft-^ii.-i?"'LJ������**-**i-*'.,ui  pv\  ���������1 -*���������������,*������������������- ���������yi*���������~*?%rjrr  <irin^\T^O  A. A. \  VESLUtCS  THOSE WHO, FROM  TIME  TO  TIME, HAVE  FUNDS   REQUIRING   INVESTMENT  MAY   PURCHASE   AT   PAR  IN SUMS OF $500, OR ANY MULTIPLE THEREOF  What is the most dangerous kind  of an assassin? The man who takes  life cheerfully.  1 first apearance of this notice in"a local newspaper.  The date of the first publication of  this notice is January 19th, 1917.  ABBOTSFORD TIMBER AND  TRADING COMPANY, LIMITED  Applicant.  Per J. F .BOYD, Secretary.  Principal repayable 1st October, 1919.  Interest payable linlf-ycarljy 1st April and 1st October by  cheque (free of "exchange at any chartered Bank in Canada.) at  the rate of five per cent per anuum from the date of purchase.  Holders of this stock will have the privilege of surrendering  at par and accrued interest, as the equivalent of .cash, in payment of anv allotment made under any future war lonn issue in  Canada otlior than an issue of Treasury Bills or other Like short  date security.  Proceeds of this stock are for war purposes only.  A commissi011 of one-quarter of one per cent, will be allowed  to recognized bond and stock brokers on allotments made in  respect of applications for this stock which bear their stamp.  For'application forms apply to the Deputy Minister of  Finance, Ottawa.  1  DEPARTMENT OF FINANCE, OTTAWA  OCTOBER 7th, 1916.  HBHBBK^SSaESSSS^^^  'M,  W&Tm'/  ���������^a^rd^^m^im^^m^s^^^ i  a&s  THE ABBOTSFORD POST. ABBOTSFORD, B. b.  ZA'Ji^���������"   i *-rV7<. i.  j^-ii-K.^*n*i*!*Fre**rii**������aig^ *-*-'*S*    0  ������������������   ��������� *" i.... i.i.iim Jii.ii.iir.iiMiTiin.iiiilillili I III"     V jfllhjn  ���������*',"4^  in?;  :;  i'i*  iil'ii  ���������!!*���������.  si!'  J^..���������.������tt'4������MrtttiMd--a^^  I  !  1!  I  ������ MS  ifc  rtKa% na.-'-njraBl  SIN  Let the policy of 1917 be a policy  of advertising, and the protection thus secured to your business is well worth the annual outlay, as it is a guarantee.  Old Customers die or move ,a-  way���������they must be replaced.  Old Customers are subject to  the influence of temptation���������  they may be induced to divide  their custom���������to do. some of  their shopping at a competitor's  place of business.  New Customers to this community will shop with you���������become  regular Customers���������if they are  invited to do so.  Your competitor's advertising is  an influence which must be offset if you are to 'maintain your  trade.  Not to advertise regularly to the  readers of the  SI  &������>  Is to leave your business unprotected.  A WORD TO THE  PUBLIC  It is no sign of weakness to follow the lead of advertising. You  owe it to yourself to get the most  for your money, the best goods  and the best service. ��������� And if you  find that your inclination is to  shop where you are invited to  shop rather than continue to be  a customer of the shop which  never solicits your good will, you  need have no compunction of  conscience.  Alway Shop Where You  Are Invited-To Shop.  Your Trade is Appreciated There  STAiNDIMii ARMY OF Ij. 8.  (Continued from Page One)  the chaplains, the regular armyj  reserve, all organized as ;hereinafter provided; and the following, as now authorized hy  law; lhe'officers and enlisted  men on lhe retired list; the ad-  d i tion al o ffi cers; ' In e p ro f esso rfc  the corps of.cadets, the general  army service "clclachnient, am.  the detachments of cavalry.ficki  artillery; and engineers, and  the band of the United Slates  military academy; the post nou  commissioned staff officers; t'.io  recruiting parties; the recruit  depot attachments,and unassign  ed recruits; the service .school  detachments; the disipliur-ry  guards; the disciplinary organizations; the Indian Scouts;and  such other officers and enlisted  men as are now or may hereafter In provided for. This will  l.'C the organization in J(J-'0  when the entire law has been  carried into effect.  The army in 19.1.G consist el of  G.290 officers and 98,437 enliylcil  men, making a total of .1.04.727  not including the medical department, Phillipine Scouts, signal corps, quartermaster corps  or unassigned recruits.  The President is the constitutional head, but may assign his  duties to the secretary of war or  other officials.  The general staff corps arc:  the chief, 2 assistants, 10 colonels 10 lieutenant-colonels, .1.5  majors and 17 captains...  The adjutant-generals department conists of the adjutant-  general and 50 ad.-geneials, 7  colonels, 13 lieut-col. and 30  majors.  The inspector general has 28  inspectors-generals, 4' colonels,  8.1ieut.-colonels and 16 majors.  The infantry consists of 64  regiments, each regiment organized into three battalions of  four companies each and a head  quarters, a supply and'machine  gun company. At peace strength  the regiment.numbers 51 officers, 1,321 enlisted men and four  machine guns; at war strength  51 officers, 1,942 enlisted men,  and six machine guns.  The Phillipine Scouts, recruited from the natives of the  Phillipines, number 5,732 and  ISO officers, mostly Americans.  The cavalry has 25 regiments,  each regiment composed of 3  squadrons of four troops each,  together .with a headquarters, a  supply and a"machine gun troop  At peace strength the regiment  has 52 officers, 974 enlisted men  and four machine guns, while at  war strength it has 52 officers,  1.450 enlisted men and six machine guns.  The field artillery consists of  21 regiments organized as moun  tain, field, heavy field and horse  the mountain regiments being  armed with 3-inch mountain  howitzers carried on pack mules  the field with 3-inch gun or light  field howitzer (3,8); the heavy  artillery with 4.7 inch guns or  6-inch howitzers; and the horse  with 3-inch field gun.  The field artillery has 41 officers, 842 enlisted men and 24  guns; at war strength, 41 officers, 1,256 men and 24 guns for  the two battalion regiment.  The coast artillery has a corps  organization and numbers 1,201  officers and 30,000 enlisted men.  Under the Act of June 3, 1916  the National Guard is made an  important part of the army. The  Act provides that the enlisted  men of the National Guard of  each State shall number two  hundred for each senator and  representative in Congress and  shall be uniformed and equipped  and organized similarly to the  regular army. The Guard takes  a dual oath of allegiance���������federal and state government.  FOR SALE���������Cheap for Cash  or trade: 6-hole range, small  cooking stove, bed springs  lawn mower, garden tools, etc  J. E. PARTON.  ���������fo  i  at" the:  front.  BUY  ^p  TSFSC1TES.  ftWllmtmlm,mam**m"aniM'**!mt:'mmiMnlnCanUWmt mMmmrnVmrnt  $ 25.00   FOR    $21.50  SO.OO  tc  C i  43. OO  -iQo.oo    "        se.oo  INDIVIDUAL  PURCHASES LIMITED TO  $1500.  'i.  I'*8  FOR FULL PARTICULARS APPLY AT ANY BANK  OR ANY MONEY ORDER POST OFFICE       <  JAN.   9,   1917  riNANOE     DEPARTMENT.  Ottawa  ..���������...������������������������.������ .i.i.urn  ABBOTSFORD-. DISTRICT BOARD OF   TRADE  ������������������,l,    >���������.������,!  SEC  *<&  0       President, He-pe Almnson    Secretary, N. Hill  of Abbafeford, B.C. -  Meeting HeM First Monday of Each Mo-nth  Write the %e.c?re.-tai>y regarding manufacturing sites  with unexfisUeci s^j^rag'faeilities and e&eap power  or information rop^ftijag the farm and fruit lands of  the diaMd-t, and ni&stries already established.        J)  ������������������������������������������������������������������������-���������-^���������������������������������������������g-*^^  -*-******-,|*SiJS'i~gf"SSto^  Your PhotogYaph===^������d*aLWto  the pleasure of the friends and kinsfolk  at home.  THE ROYAL STUDIO  ABBOTSFORD  :-:     B.  C.      :-:  s.  ^Hil^iyiiiiim^wiiptiiiBiiifnfo^^  See me now about that Insurance  f% i  ril\i:,  ftaf  ������      4  ���������<-iiiit.ii'iil  I have a large and splendid supply of  Raspberry Canes for sale at low prices.  Finest quality.  Abbotsjfor  &S^& V'.'l     '  (*���������  ty  $;  CI .<  tSE ABBOTSFORD POST,  ABBOTSFORB, B. &  &-fc*,*-^Kfe^^  BKMfiaiSH3������ra^^  :  I  . 1!   C    t    J    ���������U    f ,* P ' 9 ! *i   ^   *i   ���������**>  ������������������ kkkkkhkk'  -i; n  r  *  ;" r ��������� !*; ������|* j * -J  b***bbi*h****j*^^  nmmim ���������  iMWffl  otsfo  ier sons to  istrict ha  or tne tree  magnificently in sendin:  lom -a  ngnts oi  110LI OF HONOB  I  "'���������������'  Unveiled With the   Names   of  More Than Seventy Names  February 6th, 1910.  Rev. J. L. Campbell of the  Presbyterian Church on Sunday .  February 6th unveiled a roll of  honor in respect and memory to  the volunteers and soldiers who  have gone to the front from  Abbotsford and district. The  text from which he spoke was  "Greater love hath no man  than this, that he lay down his  life for his friend," and as an illustration the famous painting  "The Great Sacrifice" was used.  The roll contains over seventy  names, the first seven named  having already given their lives  for 'King and Country.'  The following are the names:  W. A. Ferguson, killed.  H. E. Lloyd, killed.  J. McDonald, killed.  H. R. Gray, killed. '  B. 0. Collinson, killed.  A. Ames, killed.  J. F. Green, killed.  F. Brown, invalided.  H. Grimley.  A. Teng.  A. Hill-Tout.  L. Trethewey.  J. Fraser,  C. T. McPhee.  S. McPhee.  C. Hulton-Harrop.  G. E. Hayes.  M. Rhodes.  A. Hicks.  0. Hicks.  Chas. Wooler.  G. Gotfgh,  A. R. Flummerfelt.  J. Kirkbride.  A. C. Dudden.  D. Geddes.  il. Johnston.  P. J. McLagan.  J. Hands.  S. Knott.  W. Laird.  Ii. Gordon.  A. G. Adams.  G. N. Gillett.  J. Aitken.  0. Kidwell, killed.  R. Hughes.  T. Usher.  T. Perks.  A. Pegram.  B. Pottinger.  B. W. Suthern.  E. A. Chapman.  M. W. Copelsnd.  A. Mallalue  A. Healey.  J. Welch.  A. A. Fermodr.  T. Donnelly.  E. Anderton.  A. A. F. Callan.  J. Bousfield.  C. Bayes.  R. Peters.  T. Davis.  T. Mawson.  Geo. Knox, died, pneumonia.  Henry. Knox.  Fred Knox.  R. Smart.  S. Finch.  W. Bowman.  E. Chamberlain.  K. Huggard. .  J. Munro.  T. Smeeton.  A. Williams.  J. McCormack.  John Gillen.  I-Iilliard Boyd.  D. Campbell  J. Downie.  Percy Wilson.  Manlius Zeigler  Ed Barrett.  V. Hulton-Harrop.  W. Campbell.  Stewart McGillivray.  E. B. de la Giroday  Jack Parton  Ii. Skipworth  -    R. Ramsay  A.  Mitchell.  Peter Pearson.  Geo. Sharp.  F. Beale.  Ii. Arnold.  Tom Campbell.  Robt. Sim.  Ii. Skipworth.  J. 0. Williams.  Ernest Gazley.  Clarence Gazley.  Andy Ellwood.  J. L. Sansom  John Sinclair.  Albert Davenport.  Joe. King.  Guthrie King.  Matt Nelson.  Matt Higginscn.  The   following   havo   recently   enlisted .for overseas service:  Robert Gillen  Frank McCallum  Walker Wallace  Charles Hill-Tout  Willie Hill-Tout  I-!. McKinnon  Kenneth McGilivray.  H. Green  A. A. Fermor  are we, who are left be  anadian  o equal tne sacrmce oi  verseas  , aoing to contnl  as our si  monthly subs  -.)������->  i-sjiS**-  *B!ffi5  ten* THE ABBOTSFORD POST, ABBOTSFORD, B. C.  *������������  ������������==1  THY  For  Mains,  r.'ieon, Smoked Fish,  Labrador. Herring and  Salt Cod ���������    '-  Clioicest i\l cut's Ahvuys on Hand  PIONEER MEAT MARKET  AIJIJOTSKOKI), ������.'C.  iiu,:.r������j������ntCTnifflOP������m������t-m*-*iw^  r  HELP US GIVE EVEN BETTER  TELEPHONE SERVICE  Many complaints that you do not hear when you telephone, or  that others do not hear you, are possibly due to improper methods of  speaking into the mouthpiece.  Engineers, after exhaustive tests, have made Lhe following  conclusions:  "The best results are obtained when the lips'arc very close to tlie  telephone, "einoving the lips from the telephone has tho sarao effect as lengil!?r.;ng the lino then in use.  "For instance, one inch away lengthens the line six miles. You  have to speak one-third louder for the party listening to hear you  than if your lips wore close to the telephone. With your lips two  inches away from the telephone, the line is lengthened ten miles;  three inches, sixteen' miles;  four inches, eighteen miles."  You can easily see how care in this matter will make telephoning, easier and more satisfactory.  BRITISH COLUMBIA TELEPHONE Co.  Limited  A  CIVIC  ALPHABET  .  B-  C-  i)  ���������Abandon the care of your back  yard and you pave the way for  typhoid fever  Better observe "Clean-up Day*'  than have cause for regret.  Civic   Improvement  calls   for  the  best efforts of humanity.  Do your work well and disregard  the critic.  L*���������Educate persons not to throw  paper or trash on the street,  hut to place it in receptacles.  F���������Fie prevention saves life and  property.  G���������Good roads will add materially  to the prosperity of your town.  H���������Hearty co-operation of citizens  and club members in work undertaken will effect wonderful  results.  1���������Improve school rooms and the  grounds so they will be attractive to both children and citizens  J���������Join   Civic  Improvement     Clubs.  You are needed.  K���������Knock on tho unsightly bill  board and continue to knock.  L���������Lead a crusade for the city beautiful.  M���������Make your club a factor in your  town life.  N���������rNever say quit when it is a question of health and beauty for  your  home   town.'  0���������On with beauty, cleanliness, and  health.  P���������Push, pull, and perseverance will  make your town a model.  THE U. S. NAVY  In 1910 the United States laid  claim to being the third greatest  naval power, but owing to the  increased rate of the great powers of Europe held fourth place  in 1915.  In 1915 the appropriation pio  ia*E*2*3***',E*-*3^^  JA1  i 1  ABBOTSFORD, B. CI  Strictly first-class in every respect.    The bar is  stocked with the best of wines, liquor and cigars,  RATES,   $1.50  TO   S2.00  PER   DAY  a A. J.  HENDERSON & SONS PROPRIETORS  To Housewives:-  m  he Jolliest and Best-Tempered men are those  who have the  Lea's Groceries are always Fresh  ���������sBBansrsssRsxasi  ������^~^������m������AIUlJM.U,.i.liHIJIIIJJH.I  I  ALBERT   LEE,   Crocs?   and   BaKer  . ���������  THE      MINISTER.OF     FINANCE  ���������  .'REQUESTS  THE  PEOPLE    OF    CANADA    TO  <  BEGIN  MOW  TO  SAVE    MONEY    FOR   THE  NEXT WAR LOAN  JAN. 9, 1017    .  DEPARTMENT OF FINANCE  OTTAWA  yided for 2 battleships, 6 destroyers, 2 fleet submarines and  I iuel ship. In 191li for an expenditure of $315,000,00, Lo  construct 10 battle ships*, (j ball  tie cruisers, 10 scout cruisers, 7>v  torpedo boat destroyers; 9 licet  submarines; 58 coast submarines; 1 repair ship, 2 ammunition and 2 gunboats. Asd the  following were to be commenced as soon as possible; 4 battle  ships, 4 battle cruisers, 4 scout  cruisers, 20 destroyers, 3 coast  submarines of about 800 tons, 1  fuel ship, 1 hospital ship, 2 ammunition ships.  The following was the full  strength of the U. S. navy on 1st  September 1916:  No. Type Tonnage  First-Class Battleships;  II Drea-dnaughts, completed 27 6,050  G   Dreadnaught, building ....191,400  10  Dreadnaughts, authorized    2 Michigan class, 19 knots .. 32,000  23  Older Types   308,146  Battle cruisers, authorized   Armoured cruisers  186,.")45  6  15  7  Monitors  2 4,9 5 4  11,250  Scout Cruisers:  3  Completed .  10 Authorized    17 Other   protected   cruisers 61,6GO  2 Gunboats over 8 00 t. au   8   Gunboats under  800  t      2,306  Torpedo Boat Destroyers:  63   Completed   48,082  11 Building    13,200  50  Authorized   18 Torpedo   Boats         3,360  Submarine Boats:  40  Completed   35   Building   68  Authorized  ,   Tenders to torpedo vessels:  8  Completed     31.927  3 Authorized   Transports:  4 Completed     22,235  1  Building    r   10,000  1  Authorized   Supply Ships: 2 5,400  1  Building      8,500  Hospital Ships:  1  Completed       5,700  1  Authorized   Fuel Ships:  19 Completed   227,048  1 Building  r   14.500  3  Authorized   I  Repair Ships:  2 Completed     25,170  1  Authorized    Ammunition Ships:  1 Completed  ., r     3,285  2 Authorized ......  2  Mine-laying ships ............    8,496  1  Surveying ship     4,023  Tugs and steam lighters:  their rcspccl.ivo    countries    positions  that arc; only lower than tlio highest.  The document whicli follows, word  for word. coii,si.sl..s' of a con versa I.(on  betwoon l.ho Dulcli gont lanuin and tlio  German. Immediately al'l.or the conversation oncled tho Dutch gentleman  wrote out flic full iiccou'nl of all thai,  the Gorman said and handed it lo a  certain friend v/ith pormisuion l.o  show it to me. I havo every reason  to bolieve that the text of tho docu-  mont will bo widely printed here very  shortly. I would again impress the  fact that both princials in this matter occupy very high positions.  I5o:i(en   by   l/Iungier  The document runs as follows: ���������  "Yes," said the German, "we are  beaten���������beaten by hunger! but not  by arms. Nobody in the world can  say we are beaten by force of arms.  \Ve have won where fighting is concerned. We are beaten down to  death only by hunger.    We starve.  "And England, England alone, has  done this against us! Therefore, wo  decree infinite hate and revenge to  England. Our great and only mistake was cur fleet. It was not large  enough. But we swear that in three  years it will be mightier than the  English Fleet has ever .been, or ever  can be. We swear this. Never, never again will England have the na-j  tions under her wings as she has'  them now! '  "England will then stand n -arly a-*  lone, and then���������! . ;  "Wo shall create a mighty combin-'  ation���������so strong that we are sure to j  annihilate   England.    It   is   for   this'.  work that we have so carefuliy preserved our fleet during the war.  "In three years we shall begin a-  gain���������to strike at England, and this  time we are certain to destroy her.  At this very moment, when peace is  on all lips, we remember England.  After some show of hypocritical diplomatic resistance wo shall concede  all that England demands. 'All was  strongly emphasised.)  Teaco: Then War in Three Years  "We will even sell and betray  Turkey and give Constantinople . to  Russia.  "We will sell and betray Austria,  and give Transylvania to Roumania.  "We will sell and betray Ferdinand of Bulgaria, and leave him to  str.nd alone against his enemies.  "France shall have Alsac. * .-d Lorraine back afain.  *'We will give Belgium even up fo  fifty milliards as compensation.  "Wo will even deliver up our Kaiser if they demand it.  "Then���������tlicn we shall have peace!  "But on that day when peace is  siraied we shall begin again fo create  our new (leet, and within three years  wo shall begin again.  "And then? Well, then wy shall  be a hundred times    stronger    than  now.  Fierce hatred could scarcely go further (ban this. And, remember; It i������  not tho furious raving of an unolhcial  and irrepressible Gorman.  Toctliis i need only add that Germany's appeal (.0 President Wilson to  intervene is absolutely an appeal of  desperation, *t veritable cry from Macedonia: "Como over; help us!"  It is becoming Increasingly difficult for the Gorman Government to  keep the masses at home under control, while at the same time strivin*-*"  to give the impression to the outside  world that all is going smoothily  within the frontiers.���������Orkney Herald,  January 10, 1917.  ElIBiEglsldsiH^^  M  K  k  5.  K  m  RSI  J. H. JONES  Funeral Director  Furnisher of Funeral Supplies     |jjj  Phone Connection. Mission City  ������  s  ������  S  ������  a  piffisMtiA-HWa  mmmmmmwEiUMmmi  )  HUGH McBRIDE  General Blacksmith  And Horseshoer  1  Oi!'riu<.\e aud Repair Work of  all Kinds  Automobile Repair Work  Satisfaction Guaranteed  Next to Alexandria Hotel  m;.XTiKGbox ���������    b. o.  i>lEEiD STABLES  jj    I). EMERY, -Proprietor.  "    TEAMING and  DRAYING  WOOD and COAL For Sale  Oniers  Promptly  Filled  Auto  For  Hire.  Give us a call and you will  be used right every time.  ABBOTSFORD, B.  C.  48  2  14  1  21  Completed    .* :...'   19,732  Building  ,   Converted yachts ...  Torpedo practise ships....  Receiving ships, training  ships and other naval vessols  of no naval value in war ....  ,957  930  GERMANY'S VOW OF  VENGEANCE  1  anona  'WE SHALL BEGIN AGAIN'  To Strike When England Stands  Alone  m^itm^mrnmiitmmiS^  A remarkable tory of an astonishing confession that Germany is beaten by hunger and is ready to make  peace so as to start war again shortly  and smash England, is told by an  Amsterdam correspondent.    He says:  I am sending you an amazing document whieh has ust come into my  possession. It is of such a character  that I should never dream of communicating It to you unless I knew  beyond a shadow of doubt that both  the Dutch gentleman and the German referred to therein occupy    in  Farmers' and. Travelers;  it  trade solicited. "-  .New-.*7 PitiT'l: .-he-::  Thoroughly Modern ���������  M.   MURPHY; PROPR1ET"  HUNTINGDON,- B   C.  ft  F>  \!''-is  ������,'.1  m.  (-������������������Il  ������  '* '��������� Jm  hT'.i  Eh ''���������''  '.   H&  ������*���������/* sTL  w'JB  MaK^mmW  I  M  V/  ���������b

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